Based in New York City, no.2 is a platform featuring works of storytellers with an edge or a sense of humor. no.2 is in search of work that has a level of sophistication that isn’t funny just for laughs. We love pieces that are thoughtful, wicked, and genuinely humorous because there is real intelligence in creating a form of art that is comedic.
no.2 is a nod to the fact that we are always in beta. We’re never going to be perfect in life, online, in our works, etc. Mistakes are a necessary part of life and acknowledging that through humor is the best humanly thing we can do. Humor solves many problems, and at times, it is the best remedy for the tragedy of life. It takes so much effort to be no.1, and we don’t have time for that.
Vanessa Muana Stone, co-founder // Vanessa is pursuing a Masters in Creative Writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is working on a novel. As a child, she had a real affinity for stylish swimsuits and complicated hairstyles. Here she is giving y'all life. You're welcome.
Maddie Jones, co-founder // Maddie is pursuing a Masters in Creative Writing at Sarah Lawrence College. As an essayist, Jones writes on a variety of topics, some funny, some serious. During those first years of life, Jones had a great affinity for her baby blanket, named Diddy.
Lauren Doyle, editor // Lauren is pursuing a Masters in Creative Writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Rocking the original punk spike since the early 90s, she still experiments with her hairstyle in addition to her writing. Siouxsie Sioux ain't got nothing on her.